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Comment: Greece doesn't need an economist... (Score 0) 278

by JoeyRox (#48915393) Attached to: Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister
they need a magician. They are broke and no amount of populism or rhetoric is going to create wealth out of thin area. That said, nearly every major nation is broke, including the USA - the difference is there are still people willing to lend at reasonable rates to those other nations. There will come a day where that will no longer be the case and as Greece goes so will go the world.

Comment: It's Microsoft tone-deafness that scares users (Score 4, Insightful) 489

by JoeyRox (#48850221) Attached to: Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?
Even if Windows 10 does correct the major UI issues from Windows 8 (as expected), the memory of Microsoft trying to ram Metro down users throats wont soon be forgotten. The fact that Microsoft was willing to sacrifice its desktop users on the alter of winning a new market (Tablets) will leave them wondering what surprises await them if they stay on with the Windows ecosystem.

Comment: What diversity issue? (Score 4, Insightful) 479

by JoeyRox (#48831365) Attached to: Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System
I've worked at a lot of tech companies and done lots of interviewing on behalf of management and have never seen one hiring decision where the most qualified engineer didn't get the job, be they male or female. Tech is the most meritocratic industry in the American economy.

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